Skincare: My First Experience with Retinol

Skincare: My First Experience with Retinol

I was rummaging about in my office today, trying to prep for a video on a new foundation that I wanted to review, when …
Non-Silly Face Glow: The Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

Non-Silly Face Glow: The Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

One for when your face lacks any sort of radiance and resembles an arid, dusty moonscape (“there’s no life on this planet, Captain!”): …
Back to Beauty: Darphin Aromatic Renewing Balm

Back to Beauty: Darphin Aromatic Renewing Balm

Right. I promised we’d get back to beauty, after my worrying spell of brain freeze, and so please let me introduce you to …
Face Off: The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel

Face Off: The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel

The Facial Radiance Intensive Peel from First Aid Beauty has flown straight into my shortlist of fast-working, effective face masks. It’s a clay-based …
Smart Buy: Clinique’s Custom Repair Night Moisturiser

Smart Buy: Clinique’s Custom Repair Night Moisturiser

These shiny pots are a devil to take photos of: apologies. I actually got rather a shock when I edited my pictures because my …
Estee Lauder Wake Up Balm: The All-Round One-Step Face-Fixer

Estee Lauder Wake Up Balm: The All-Round One-Step Face-Fixer

Yes, Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Wake Up Balm, you have permission to get aboard my face. And stay there. I have to …
M&S Formula Absolute: The Ultimate Sleep Cream | AD

M&S Formula Absolute: The Ultimate Sleep Cream | AD

I’ve tried quite a few products from Marks & Spencer’s own brand Formula before, but it seems that the entire skincare line …
Givenchy One-Minute Glow Powder

Givenchy One-Minute Glow Powder

I’ve been pulling a few cleansing and exfoliating bits and pieces out from “the archives” recently; products that I’ve tried before and …
Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

Skincare Products for Hormonal Skin

My monthly hormones have returned from their extended pregnancy/breastfeeding hiatus and are attacking my poor skin with extra enthusiasm. Sore-feeling spots that brew …
Alpha-H: SPF Winners and a Liquid Laser GWP

Alpha-H: SPF Winners and a Liquid Laser GWP

Sorry, a little late with the (gargantuan) list of Alpha-H SPF winners. This will be a little like checking for your exam results, if …
Bamford Exfoliating Mask / Do You Whittle?

Bamford Exfoliating Mask / Do You Whittle?

Another should-I-or-shouldn’t-I-post-about-it-because-it’s-pricey beauty situation: Bamford’s really quite delicious Exfoliating Mask. It’s somehow smoothing and soothing all at the same time, …
Rose Facial Oil Blends: Pixi vs Aerin

Rose Facial Oil Blends: Pixi vs Aerin

I’m back on the oils – I’ve got skin as parched as the bloody Sahara at the moment. Partly because we invested in …
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: The Power Player

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: The Power Player

Skincare rave coming up, brace yourselves: Peter Thomas Roth’s Pumpkin Enzyme Mask. This stuff is like beauty dynamite! In a good way, obviously. …
Verso Retinol 8: Skincare Offer

Verso Retinol 8: Skincare Offer

Testing out retinol serums and creams had been next on my “skincare to-do list” – retinol seems to be a genuine super-ingredient that has been …